Help! Seemingly error free setup but no improvement in games.
I recently set up my AORUS 1070 gaming box with my DELL Precision 5510(internal display) but there is no change in game fps/freezing.
It was very straightforward plug and play, Thunderbolt drivers updated automatically and I installed the geforce gtx 1070 drivers through the website, through NVIDIA control panel I can see the dedicated GPU is disabled and the eGPU is being utilized when programs are launched .
When in games(Rust, ARK, PUBG) CPU, Memory, and disk usage stay under 30% and GPU usage fluctuates between 10% at low settings and 80% at the highest settings, however regardless of settings the fps stays between 20 and 35 fps and freezing/stuttering often occurs. There is little fps improvement over the dedicated graphics card at low settings, however the eGPU supports higher visual settings with no improvement in fps.
Windows 10 Pro V.1903
Intel i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
16.0 GB DDR4 RAM
Nvidia Quadro M1000M
Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
AORUS 1070 Gaming box
I have tried reinstalling all drivers, updating windows and all intel drivers as well as changing display settings such as vsync and power performance settings.
@nathan_lawson When dGPU and eGPU are the same brand, it's best to run DDU first to remove all graphics drivers and disable Windows auto detection and driver installation. You can then manually install the graphics drivers with both dGPU and eGPU present. I've also observed it's best to manually disable the dGPU (in Device Manager) so that eGPU has an easier time working with iGPU for internal display acceleration. Otherwise you can use Windows Hybrid graphics to manually assign the High Performance (eGPU) to specific games/apps.
I tried the re-installation process(clean twice rebooting between installs) then reinstalled all GPU drivers, manually disabling the dGPU, and assigning the high performance GPU (Gaming box 1070) to all of the games i tested, however my fps are still between 15-35 regardless of visual settings. Thank you so much for your suggestions, do you have any other ideas of what it may be?
@nathan_lawson It is then the inferior x2 PCIe lanes routing for the Thunderbolt 3 connection in this laptop.